Book Club : Successful Nonprofits

It’s lonely at the top. But it doesn’t have to be.

Successful Nonprofits® Book Club

It’s lonely at the top. But it doesn’t have to be.

Successful Nonprofits® Book Club

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TL:DR – We’re starting a book club exclusively for nonprofit Executive Directors & CEOs!

It’s lonely at the top.

As an Executive Director you are peerless. Sure, you have your board and other high-level staff. But the nature of your job (and theirs) limits deep connections and sometimes even the ability to relate to your day-to-day experiences. And that can cause a lot of Executive Directors to feel isolated and lonely.

This is not an opinion – it’s fact. There are whole studies on this issue! And those studies tell us that feeling isolated and lonely has serious impacts on your health (like higher risk of depression, heart disease, stroke…need I go on?) and on your work (direct reports rate their lonely bosses as less effective and less empowering). 

But it doesn’t have to be.

The number one recommendation to combat leadership isolation and loneliness is to find a community of your peers. This community will give you the support you need to celebrate your successes and move past your challenges so that you become a stronger (and healthier and happier) leader.

And on top of that, we have curated the 10 best nonprofit management and leadership books — they also happen to be our favorite.

The SNBC is exclusively for nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs — so you will be among your peers. And on top of that, we have hand-picked our favorite nonprofit leadership books. So in addition to being in fabulous company, our conversations are sure to spark ideas to help you and your nonprofit become trailblazers.

FAQ

Tell me about meeting logistics.

SNBC will start Spring 2022 (more information on exact dates and times coming soon). Members will meet for 90 minutes once per month for 10 months. All meetings will be via Zoom.

Tell me about the books.

We’ve curated the 10 most useful books (in our opinion) on nonprofits, leadership, staff management, and more. A few examples are Discipline Without Punishment by Dick Grote, Fundraising Revolution by Lisa Greer & Larissa Kostoff, and The Thief in Your Company by Tiffany Couch.

Your membership fee includes the cost of all your books. So no need to track them down yourselves – we’ll order and ship them to you in your preferred format (paperback, e-book, audio, etc.).

Tell me about the meeting agenda.

Meetings will begin on time and end on time. Most meetings will include a 30 minute conversation with the book’s author (please note not all authors will be able to join us) as well as time to discuss the book (and life) just among members. All meetings will be moderated by our principal consultant, and veteran Executive Director, Dolph Goldenburg.

We strongly encourage self-care. So please feel free to snack or step away for bio breaks. And no worries if you’re a few minutes late, just please note we will not wait on, or restart the meeting for, anyone (except Betty White – we would work around her schedule!).

Tell me about membership.

Membership in SNBC is exclusively for nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs. There is a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12. 

Pricing is dynamic and includes the cost of your books:

$800 per person for the first four registrations

$1,000 per person for the next four registrations

$1,200 per person for the final four registrations 

Ok. You’ve convinced me. How do I sign up?

Awesome – we’re excited to have you! Registration will open in January 2022. At that time, all you will need to do is fill out a registration form on this page. Once we get your registration, we will send you an invoice. 

Please share your email address below if you would like us to email you when registration goes live. Please note this does NOT count as your registration (and thus does not ensure your price-point). Also, you will NOT be added to our general mailing list, so you won’t get emails from us except for one email confirming that we’ve received your interest in the SNBC and one email letting you know when registration goes live.

    

Please let me know when registration for the Book Club goes live!

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